The TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2012
|June 19, 2012||Filled under Events, Music||
Where: David Pecaut Square, 55 John St. (at King and John) and 40 other locations in Toronto
When: June 22 – July 1, 2012
Cost: Ticket prices vary per venue and artist. Three and Five Day Festival passes can be purchased only by phone through Ticketmaster at 1.855.985.5000.
Details: The TD Toronto Jazz Festival has become known as one of North America’s premier jazz festivals. What began in 1987 as an eight day showcase of jazz now attracts in excess of 500,000 loyal patrons annually over 10 days. Attractions include more than 350 performances with over 1,500 musicians performing at approximately 40 locations around Toronto.
The heart of the Festival is now located at David Pecaut Square in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District with an impressive 1,200 seat fully-licensed Mainstage Marquee and outdoor stage, and where many extraordinary events are offered free to the public.
The free Aretha Franklin show that kicks off the TD Toronto Jazz Festival at David Pecaut Square (formerly Metro Square) is expected to attract 15,000 people and shut down the King-John Sts. Intersection. This year’s lineup also includes Janelle Monae opening for Roman GianAurthur, Soul Rebels, Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Peter Appleyard, Joan Osborne with Matt Andersen, Tower of Power and the list goes on.
The Festival has become a destination event, not just for music lovers but for some of the greatest jazz celebrities in the world, reinforcing its reputation as a leader in artistic excellence and outstanding production standards.
More Info: www.torontojazz.com